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CNN
Feb 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
about that day the taliban overran his post. >> there was movement everywhere. muzzle flashes everywhere. you just couldn't pick them out fast enough. >> reporter: october 2009. up to 400 taliban fighters unleashed a torrent of withering fire on a remote u.s. outpost in eastern afghanistan. the attack, so fierce, in the end more than half of the 53 u.s. troops at the outpost were killed or wounded. but as buildings burned and the enemy ran freely through the outpost, soldiers became heroes. one in particular. >> i know that there's so many great soldiers out there, that would have stepped into my shoes and done the same thing. >> reporter: former staff sergeant clint romesha is a reluctant hero. that day he helped plan the recapture of the base and led troops in repelling the onslaught of taliban fighters. during a grueling day-long battle. romesha will receive the medal of honor, the highest award for combat bravery, becoming just the fourth living recipient among those serving in afghanistan and iraq. chris jones was a young private when the taliban struck. >> he is, in my opinion, the
CNN
Feb 11, 2013 9:00am PST
will follow that story. >>> here's what we are working on for this hour. >>> in 2009, the taliban attacked a remote u.s. outpost in afghanistan. that day one man in particular became a reluctant hero. now he is receiving the medal of honor. i want you to take a look, this is video of a massive tornado in mississippi, amazingly no one was killed. >>> this was a special moment last night mumford & sons won the grammy award for album of the year. i will show you more of the fun highlights from the ceremony. [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ] ♪ oh, what a relief it is! [ angry gibberish ] humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you qualify, where your
CNN
Feb 11, 2013 8:00am PST
enduring. they came under an intense attack from hundreds of taliban fighters. those fighters ran right through the camp while they were still in it. roughly half of those troops were either killed or injured while trying to fight off the taliban. half of those american troops. but it could have been so much worse if clint romesha hadn't gone above and beyond to rescue, protect and even try to retrieve the bodies of his comrades who did not survive. jake tapper joins me now. jake, i know you have a great relationship with romesha, you've been to his home now in north dakota where he works in the oilfields. and watching you interview him was absolutely gripping. i think because he doesn't have the bravado of someone i would sxu expect should. >> he's a very humble guy. he spends a lot of time talking about -- and i've known him now for a long time, since 2010 when i started writing a book about the battle at keating. he talks about the buddies that served under him, he talks about the eight men who did not make it out of that camp alive because of that devastating attack by the fall ban.
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> tourists outside london's buckingham palace got a real surprise today. a man broke through a security cordon and held a large knife to his own neck. in second, police moved in, and that set off a brief confrontation. the man started waving the knife, running at one of the officers, the officer used a taser. the man dropped to the ground and was handcuffed and taken to a police station. >>> this time singer chris brown apparently won't face any civil or criminal charges. fellow singer frank ocean says brown jumped him leading to a brawl over a parking space a week ago at an l.a. recording studio. but ocean says he is dropping the matter. brown is already on five years' probation after assaulting his pop star girlfriend rihanna back in 2009. >>> the man who invented etch a sketch has passed away. french electrician andre cassagnes dreamed up the drawing toy in his garage back in 1950. etch a sketch's popularity go
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 7:00pm EST
successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate the 15-year-old in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls' education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> millions of people are on the run in war-torn syria. they lost their homes to shelling and bombs and now they are trying to restart their lives. cnn's frederik pleitgen has the latest from damascus. >> reporter: while the streets in central damascus are fairly quiet, fierce fighting in the capital suburbs can be heard and seen throughout the day. this woman tells us her name is jamila, she says her house was destroyed during the battles. she fled to the relative safety of damascus with her two children, one only a month old. but now she sees the violence closing in on her again. >> translator: we are afraid. sometimes i want to take all my thing and sleep outside in the park because it is safer than being indoors. >> reporter: she says she depends mostly on handouts from private people to get by. the u.n. estimates that around 2 million syrians have been internally
CNN
Feb 4, 2013 11:00am PST
, you know the story, taliban gunmen shot her in the head at point blank range because she publicly advocated educating girls. listen to how well she is healing. >> today you can see that i am alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can speak and i'm getting better day by day. it is just because of the prayers of people, because all the people, men, women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me. >> incredible. her british doctors say malala will not need any more surgeries. >>> cheez-its and a hot wheels car, those are the items that a kidnapper requested for his 5-year-old captive. it is now one week since jimmy l dykes allegedly shot a school bus driver to death and took th this boy hostage. it is still not known one week later what the kidnapper's motive is. the alabama hostage suspect in that bunker is said to be a survivalist. and coming up tonight on "ac 360," looking at the survivalist moment, 8:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. >>> the family of mohamed ali fighting back against the rumors that he's near death. loved ones tweeted out seve
CNN
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am PST
publicly for the first time since taliban militants tried to execute her. malala's foundation released this video, recorded just before she underwent two surgeries this weekend in england. in the video, malala credits the supporters and prayers she got from around the world for what she is calling her, quote, second life. and she talks about her medical condition and her commitment to her cause. >> today you can see that i am alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone and today i can speak and i'm getting better day by day. it is just because of the prayers of people, because all of the people, mainly women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me. and because of these prayers and because of the prayers, god has given me this new life. and this is a second life. this is a new life. i want to serve. i want to serve the people. i want every girl, every child, to be educated. for that reason, we have organized malala fund. >> praise the lord. that girl can speak beautifully. the doctors are saying she has no lasting brain damage. we have even more good news. docto
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
ultimately were teaming with taliban fighters, so we talked about that in a special that will air at 10:00 tonight. >>> combat outpost keating was built in 006 with so many troops and assets deployed to iraq, those in afghanistan had to make do. one part of the strategy was to build small outposts as the u.s. pushed into eastern afghanistan. the location was a trap evident from the moment the uniate rrived in may 2009. what was your first reaction? >> first reaction was i think the same as everybody that stepped foot on that, this is a pretty indefensible spot. >> i thought we were supposed to be on top of a mountain. this is crazy. i mean, that's how i felt, you know. shooting up? but you just, i was there, you know, i can't be like this is stupid. >> reporter: this say part of the called the hindu kush mountain range you're either on or in a valley. in order to be near the local population and near the road combat outpost keating was put at the bottom of three steep mountains. ♪ soldiers had been fatally attacked there before. in 2007, private chris pfeiffer, in 2008, camp commander
CNN
Feb 11, 2013 11:00am PST
targets, including three taliban fighters who had breached the combat outpost perimeter. while orchestrating a successful plan to secure and reinforce key points of the battlefield, staff sergeant romesha maintained radio communication with a tactical operations center. as the enemy forces attacked with even greater ferocity, unleashing a barrage of rocket propelled grenades, staff sergeant romesha identified the point of attack and directed air support to destroy over 30 enemy fighters. after receiving reports that seriously injured soldiers were at a distant battle position, staff sergeant romesha and his team provided covering fire to allow the injured soldiers to safely reach the aid station. upon receipt of orders to go to the next objective, his team pushed forward 100 meters under overwhelming enemy fire to recover and prevent the enemy fighters from taking the bodies of their fallen comrades. staff sergeant romesha's heroic actions throughout the day long battle were critical in suppressing the enemy that had far greater numbers. his extraordinary efforts gave bravo tro
CNN
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am PST
's the pakistani teen shot in the head by a taliban gunman for speaking out for girls' rights. the 15-year-old underwent surgery last saturday to repair her skull. a day later, she was awake, talking with family members. whys at queens hospital in birmingham, england say they are pleased with all of the progress.at queens hospital in birmingham, england say they are pleased with all of the progress. >>> and in the bull's-eye of the blizzard, described as a historic massive, mobile recopo record breaking storm, taking aim at the northeast. here's a look at the states in the path. in massachusetts, all vehicles ordered off the road. public rail service shutting down at 3:30. public works department has sand trucks, 600 snowplows all ready to go. storm could dump more than 2 feet of snow on boston. let's take a look at connecticut. people stocking up on food, supplies. the governor bringing in extra crews from out of the state to help with any kind of power outageses. you have the north metro rail lines. they'll be shut down if the winds get above 40 miles an hour. you'll want to watch for th
CNN
Feb 13, 2013 9:00am PST
this from a spokesman east of kabul. he says a nato strike killed three taliban commanders who were apparently targeted but also tenan civilians were kille. nato is investigating this claim. >>> valentine's day, yeah? love, flowers for most of us. but in one part of northern india, some radical hindus are angry about it. they are beating up people in the streets. i want to bring in michael holmes to talk about this. just look at this. look at the video, first of all. >> it's amazing. >> all right. so why is this going on? i mean, what's the big deal? what's happening? >> basically what you've got here. these people were in a restaurant, guys and girls in a restaurant having a nice meal. it's coming up to valentine's day. what you're seeing there are elements of -- they're part of a hindu nationalist group there, sort of a militant wing of a militant group if you like. they disapprove of valentine's day. they say that valentine's day is part of the corrosive influence of western imperialism and that it shouldn't go on that it promot promotes -- they drag them out in the streets and c
CNN
Feb 4, 2013 9:00am PST
are told. >>> in the united kingdom doctors say the pakistani teen activist shot in the head by the taliban is doing well. some good news. this coming after five hours of surgery over the weekend. they say she won't need any more operations. this really is an extraordinary story. malala yousafzai became a symbol of courage after she was attacked for her crusade to educate pakistani girls. doctors say they are pleased with the progress malala is making and we will hear from her in a minute. first we will bring in our chief medical correspondent. sanjay, good to see you. you are of course a neurosurgeon, you have done these types of surgeries before. sometimes in the battlefield, as i recall. explain for us what was involved in replacing this piece of missing bone in her skull. the most extraordinary thing is you have this girl shot in the head, she was so eloquent and speaking so well. tell us how you did this. >> reporter: it's extraordinary on many levels. there are all types of injuries. and certainly neurosurgeons want to know exactly what happened to the brain. what exactly the type of
CNN
Feb 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
. >>> and the pakistani teenager who was shot by the taliban for promoting school for girls has been released from the hospital. malala was wounded in her back and head in october. she was moved to a british hospital where she underwent multiple operations to are restore her skull and
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